Poverty: Grilled Shriver

Many critics of the Great Society's war on poverty accuse the Administration of spending too much too loosely. Last week a group of dedicated anti-poverty warriors charged heatedly that it is doling out too little too cautiously.

The unlikely forum was a two-day annual meeting of the Citizens Crusade Against Poverty at Washington's International Inn. C.C.A.P., which represents 125 social-welfare agencies and other groups, seeks to complement Sargent Shriver's Office of Economic Opportunity with long-range planning and aid local anti-poverty groups with trained personnel and expertise.

One of C.C.A.P.'s tenets is that the poor must...